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Gloversville man facing numerous charges

GLOVERSVILLE — A man pulled over in the city for erratic driving was taken into custody after police determined he was driving a stolen U-Haul truck and was in possession of one of the firearms stolen from a Johnstown gun shop days earlier. Cody A. Beagle, 20, of Gloversville, was charged ...

State funding cuts a concern for Fulton County

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government’s department that deals with funding for several human services agencies is concerned about increasing losses of state and federal aid. The county Community Services Department coordinates planning, management and oversight of the mental health, ...

Construction to close Amsterdam bridge

AMSTERDAM — Those traveling in the city this week will have to avoid driving over the Route 30 Northbound Bridge over Route 67 as the bridge will be closed to traffic. According to the state Department of Transportation, the bridge will be closed starting today due to construction work on ...

Pedestrian safety project on hold after bids are high

GLOVERSVILLE — The grant-funded pedestrian safety project the city planned to implement this year has been put on hold after bids from contractors came back roughly $300,000 over engineering estimates. Department of Public Works Director Christopher Perry reported to the Common Council on ...

Change is a good thing for FM business division

To succeed in business and in life, one must be able to change an adapt to new technologies, strategies and situations. Change can be difficult for many people, but with practice, one can learn to, at least professionally, embrace change. At Fulton-Montgomery Community College the ...

Driver charged in crash that killed trooper

FONDA — On Friday, State Police in Fonda, in consultation with the Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli P. McCoski, arrested 34-year-old Aaron M. Munise of Johnstown, for criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony and reckless driving, a misdemeanor. The charges are the result of a ...

Trailways discontinues long distance route

GLOVERSVILLE — The Trailways long distance bus route operated out of the city has been discontinued. The final run departed from the transit station on Friday morning. According to city Mobility Manager Brent Warren, the transit department was notified by Trailways at the beginning of the ...

Johnstown school board thanks voters for support after budget revote

JOHNSTOWN — One day after Tuesday’s successful passage of the Greater Johnstown School District’s revoted $38.9 million 2020-21 district budget, the Board of Education officially accepted the results. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday night during its virtual, special meeting to accept the ...

Sitterlys honored by Rotary Club

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Cities Rotary Club has announced the winner of the sixth annual Dr. Mark ‘Doc’ Crandall Community Service Award. Jane and Clayton Sitterly of Johnstown have been selected as the honorees of this year’s award in recognition of their many years of community ...

Broadalbin residents to see increase in water bills

BROADALBIN — Residents in the village will see an increase in their water bills starting in November after the village Board of Trustees increased water rates $25. A public hearing was held at the Broadalbin Village Board of Trustee’s regular meeting on Tuesday in which the board held its ...

Littauer celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2020

GLOVERSVILLE — According to a press release from The World Health Organization, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governmental bodies to protect and promote women’s ...

Gloversville plans bridge replacement

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized borrowing for planning and design work related to an upcoming bridge replacement project and assessments of the city’s brownfields. The approved bond resolutions will allow the city to pay up front for projects that will be funded ...

Two charged after lying to state police about fatal accident

MAYFIELD — Two people in one of the vehicles involved in a July 4 bicyclist crash that killed a 16-year-old Mayfield resident have been arrested for allegedly providing police with false information regarding the fatal accident. Benjamin Govel, 27, of Clifton Park was charged by state ...

City eyes ways to cut trash pickup expense

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials plan to explore the potential cost savings of contracting out regular trash collection that is currently performed in-house by the Department of Public Works. Officials say no DPW positions would be cut through layoffs if trash collection is ultimately ...

Show filming in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — Residents in Montgomery County may have noticed roads blocked off more than usual as a pilot episode for a “Almost Made” was in production this week. Filming began on Monday for the for the pilot episode of “Almost Made” a television show co-written by Amsterdam native ...

Virus alert issued by Fulton County health dept.

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Health Department on Wednesday alerted residents who visited the Walmart on Kingsboro Avenue Extension of multiple possible exposures to the coronavirus. A press release from the county health department warned of the risk of possible coronavirus exposures at ...

Five charged in gun thefts

JOHNSTOWN — Five people were arrested this week by authorities in connection the theft of numerous guns. “They were young people,” Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said today. “We’re looking at them as possible suspects in other burglaries in the area.” A sheriff’s news ...

Fire damages vacant two-family home

GLOVERSVILLE — Area fire crews battled a four-alarm fire through the night at a vacant two-family home on Summer Street that broke out shortly before midnight. The Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to 19 Summer St. at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday following a call from a ...

GJSD ready to submit re-opening plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is issuing a school reopening plan to the state that calls for in-person classroom learning one day a week for the first three weeks of school, with the rest of learning by virtual means from home. School officially opens Sept. 8 and the ...

DCSD passes school budget

DOLGEVILLE — After failing the budget the a first time during the budget vote in June, voters in the Dolgeville Central School District passed the $18.5 million budget in the revote on Tuesday. The 2020-21 budget which passed with a vote of 414 yes votes — 170 no votes, shows a 1.18 ...